Ohio Questions & Answers

Q: Required to pay c.s. if mom told judge she took care of child, but does not take care of child?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 20, 2017

You must pay the court ordered amount until the court changes the amount. To change that, you must file for a change with the court based on changed circumstances. You might also ask for a change in custody since mother abandoned the child. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to find a local attorney to consult.
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Q: If I go to court and I agree to pay any rent I owe, will I still be evicted?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 20, 2017

If she accepts any rent money from you after filing the eviction action, the court will probably dismiss her eviction complaint, but ONLY if you get a written receipt of payment that she signs indicating the date she signs and the amount you are paying. But she does not have to accept anything from you. She can insist on payment in full, and if you don't pay in full, then she can proceed with the eviction. Use the Find a Lawyer tab and consult a local attorney.
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Q: Am I required to pay an eviction fee to my landlord if she accepted everything I owed and didn't get evicted?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 20, 2017

You only have to pay if she sues you, and a court grants her a judgment, and a court orders you to pay if she takes collection action against you. She might not do all that, but she could still make an adverse entry on your credit record, lowering your credit score and making it more difficult to rent from a landlord who checks your credit. If you receive a summons from the court that she is suing you, use the Find a Lawyer tab to consult an attorney in the city where the court is located.
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Q: My friend just got his 3rd ovi in ohio. But his two priors were in 2002 and 2003. So will he get jail time

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 20, 2017

It's really impossible to say without knowing who the judge is. It is certainly possible.
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Q: If my 15 year old is on probation for domestic violence and charged again is it a felony?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 20, 2017

Sort of. A second DV is a felony, but children are not actually charged with the specific crime unless they are bound over to adult court. Children are charged with being delinquent for committing an act which would have been the alleged crime were they an adult, so he will be charged with being delinquent for committing an act which would have been a felony. He really ought to have a lawyer. As the offenses pile up the chances of being bound over do too. It is time to put a lid on this.
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Q: Can I sue a carpet co. for installing carpet through out house and causing damage to carpet, doors and walls.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 20, 2017

The simple answer is probably yes under the Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act (CSPA) and for Breach of Contract and/or Warranty. The installers did not perform in a workman like manner and caused damages. The CSPA has a 1 year statute of limitations and does have a provision that allows for the payment of attorney fees. You should contact an attorney in your area
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Q: will she be given alimony if her standard of living doesn't change after termination of marriage?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 20, 2017

In a divorce, the court will determine what amount of spousal support, if any, is reasonable and fair based on all the facts and circumstances, income and expenses of both of you, whether she can work, etc. Based on the short duration of your marriage, any spousal support would not be for a very long time. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to consult an attorney where she filed for divorce so you can advise about all the facts.
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Q: Can the judge really give him full custody because I'm ignoring his calls ?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 20, 2017

Do not be intimidated by his threats. None of what he told you is true. And please - preserve all his text messages where he threatens to kill you. In fact, you could report those threats to the police. An unmarried mother automatically has full legal custody of her child. The father has to go to court to establish any parental rights at all. The court will determine which parent is best able to provide care for a child. If the either parent has drug problems or other issues, the court...
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Q: I got a ticket for driving while suspended, the case was dismissed and BMV says I'm still suspended. What can I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 19, 2017

Was the case dismissed because you were not suspended or for some other reason? If at some time you were suspended, have you paid your reinstatement fee(s)? Do you have other cases pending? Have you shown proof of insurance? There are a lot of question one needs to the answer to before one can tell you why the BMV days you're suspended.
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Q: What's the penalty for driving under Fra suspension and getting in an accident?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 19, 2017

It's typically an unclassified misdemeanor punishable by up to a $1,000 fine and/or up to 500 hours of community service. But, if you have similar priors, it can get worse. And you are probably also charged with ACDA or a reckless, or failure to control for the accident itself. You can read about the FRA suspension violation here: http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/4510.16
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Q: I got a ticket for no front license platw yesterday and the revised code in Ohio saying I need a front plate said

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 19, 2017

No. It's means they changed some portion of the law. And, it wasn't the part about having to have a front plate. You can compare the two versions here:

http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/4503.21v1 (old law effective until 1/1/17).

http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/4503.21v2 (new statute effective 1/1/17).
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Q: If my birth name is not in the courts and I applied at a job with my full name and the police gets called.What happens

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 19, 2017

Your inquiry is very confusing. You should try to order your thoughts and tell us more about what allegedly occurred, if you want meaningful answers to your questions.

If you were fingerprinted, it will not matter why name you gave vs. the name on your birth certificate. They'll figure out it's you. If you were not fingerprinted, perhaps they will not figure it out.

If you gave an incorrect name to the police or the court, you may be charged with several offenses for that act...
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Q: Question is in the More Info area. Not enough room here.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 17, 2017
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Q: I got a speeding ticket today and the cop tried to claim it was my second in a year?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 17, 2017

You would need to read the ordinance or statute under which you are charged. It is possible the dates that matter are the date of your conviction in the first case, but the date of the offense in the second. It is likely you were not convicted until several weeks, or even months after you got the first ticket.
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Q: hi, i got a speeding ticket as a juvenile and now as an adult got pulled over driving with a suspended license. help.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 17, 2017

It sounds like a standard DUS. Your probably looking at another reinstatement fee, another suspension, and a hefty fine. But, depending how it is charged, the judge may have the option of jail time, and some use it if they think you just aren't getting the message about your license. Consider getting an attorney to help you avoid the sharp end of the stick.
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Q: Have a court hearing in a month for failure to pay, and next week, I should have it paid off in full. What will happen?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 17, 2017

If you are all paid up by the time the hearing rolls around, you will probably just get a lecture on not falling behind again.
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Q: I need to know if my 20 year old boyfriend or I (3 months shy of being 18) can be charged..

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 17, 2017

Possibly. Kidnapping. Contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Depends on whether you parents contact the police and how aggressive they are about prosecuting.
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Q: Can I be charged after running away for the last 3 months of my minor state?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 17, 2017

Contact a local suicide prevention center immediately. Right now. Huron County hotline is 800-826-1306. Also talk to your school counselor after you make that call and whatever else they recommend. If your mental state is that fragile, running away with your boyfriend is not going to help your situation. Running away is not going to help your situation. If you cannot support yourself financially on your own, you are likely to end up in a very bad situation. Stop typing and make a phone...
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Q: My friend has this idea of leaving state and hiding out until she is 18; she is 3 months shy of turning 18.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 17, 2017

She could be arrested and possibly put in juvenile detention. Would her parents call the police? But even if she waits 3 months, has she thought this through? Will she have health insurance if she leaves? What if she gets pregnant? Does she plan to graduate HS? Does she have plans to continue her education after HS and become a productive employed adult? Be a friend and tell her think carefully about this, and talk to her parents, school counselors, family members, or other trusted adults....
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Q: My friend is planning on moving out of state with her 21 year old boyfriend, she is about to turn 18.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Feb 17, 2017

Maybe, if she is still 17. Would her parents call the police? Will she have health insurance if she leaves? What if she gets pregnant? What if her current boyfriend ditches her out of state when he finds someone else. She might think he is great, and he never would. But odds are he will. Does she plan to graduate HS? Does she have plans to continue her education after HS and become a productive employed adult? Be a friend and tell her think carefully about this, and talk to her...
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